(Aug. 7) -- An 8-year-old was turning lemons into lemonade in hopes earning money for a family vacation -- until authorities shut down her juice stand.
Officials in Tulare, Calif., said Daniela Earnest was operating her stand on one of the most dangerous intersections in the city and she was running it without a permit. City code enforcement officer Richard Garcia shut it down on Monday, according to the Fresno Bee.
Daniela, who was trying to earn money for a family trip to Disneyland, went with her father to appeal the decision in front of the city council on Tuesday.
Council members promised they would find a way to help Daniela keep selling lemonade, according to local ABC-affiliate KFSN-TV. This will likely mean a compromise, such as a nominal fee from lemonade stand operators or a fee waiver for young children, Vice Mayor Philip Vandegrift told the Fresno Bee.
While that compromise is still in the works, Daniela's story ended happily. A local radio station heard her story and gave the Earnest family four free tickets to Disneyland -- in exchange for 30 cups of Daniela's lemonade.
"I feel pretty happy," Daniela told the Fresno Bee. "You feel like you've accomplished something with the lemonade stand and then we get to go to someplace that's real fun."